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Hikaru Nakamura's Black Night Parade Goes on Hiatus, Resumes in February

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Manga launched November 2016, returned from hiatus in August

This year's 51st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that Hikaru Nakamura's Black Night Parade manga will go on hiatus until February. The issue published the manga's 12th chapter.

The manga had returned from another hiatus in August.

The manga is Nakamura's first new manga series in 10 years, and her first series with Shueisha. The manga tells a story about accepting an offer from a dark Santa to join an exploitative corporation.

Nakamura launched the manga in Weekly Young Jump in November 2016. Shueisha published the manga's first compiled book volume last December, and it published the second volume on Friday. The manga also runs in nine other publications, including Shonen Jump+, Cinra.net, Line Manga, pixiv Comic, Niconico Seiga, and more.

Nakamura is currently drawing the Saint Young Men manga series, which started in 2006. The story follows the everyday lives of Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha, who are roommates living in an apartment in Tokyo. A two-volume original anime DVD project produced by A-1 Pictures shipped in 2012 and 2013, and the manga also inspired an animated film in 2013. The manga is getting a live-action adaptation.

Nakamura's previous work includes Arakawa Under the Bridge, which ran from December 2004 to July 2015. The manga series has spanned 14 volumes and inspired two television anime series, a live-action television series, and a live-action film. Vertical licensed the manga and will begin releasing it in omnibus volumes on November 21.

Nakamura also illustrated NisiOisin's Juni Taisen - Zodiac War novel. Viz Media released the novel in October, and it is inspiring an ongoing television anime. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan, and Funimation is streaming a dub. The book will receive a sequel in December.


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